January 24th, 2008
05:27 PM ET
6 years ago

Clinton returns to South Carolina for final push

Clinton is in the middle of a final 48-hour push in South Carolina.
Clinton is in the middle of a final 48-hour push in South Carolina.

(CNN) – Hillary Clinton has returned to South Carolina to make her final push before the state's Saturday primary.

The New York senator spent the last two days looking ahead to the "Super Tuesday" states while her husband made the rounds in South Carolina.

Her absence led some to question whether she was conceding the state to rival Barack Obama, but she's stepping up her campaigning in the final hours.

Clinton on Thursday was delivering a speech on the economy in Greenville before heading to Anderson. Obama was attending an event in Kingstree, a roundtable discussion in Beaufort and rallies in Beaufort and North Charleston. Clinton and Obama were to appear separately on African-American radio host Michael Baisden's nationally syndicated show.

Clinton and Obama are leading the race in South Carolina, ahead of former North Carolina Sen. John Edwards, who was holding events in Greenwood and Seneca Thursday.

The Saturday primary wraps up a week marked by tense rhetoric regarding the role of race in the presidential election.

The candidates have been trying to win the support of South Carolina's African-American voters, who make up roughly 50 percent of the state's Democratic primary electorate. Obama is leading that group in most recent surveys.

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soundoff (193 Responses)
  1. Cynthia St. Louis

    I am truly saddened and concerned for this country's political processes. Because of the dishonest, win-at-any-cost Billary campaign, we are very likely to have several more years of Republican leadership, resulting in the Iraq war continuing indefinitely, overturn of Roe V Wade, new problems with Iran, and innumerable other destructive issues.

    If, by chance, Billary eeks out a win in the general election, the mutual and long-standing hatred and divisiness between "them" and Republicans (and now, many Democrats) will make it difficult to accomplish any part of the Billary agenda.

    Billary in the White House, yet again, is not good for this country.

    Will the Democratic party figure this out in time?

    January 25, 2008 10:23 am at 10:23 am |
  2. david, Cherry Hill, NJ

    OK so Senator Barack Hussein Obama will win South Carolina for sure beacuse of the majority Black Vote-since he turned black all of a sudden for this week.
    CNN and MSNBC and the rest of the media will make a BIG BIG BIG deal about this win but the rest of the country will be like so what he won beacuse 57% of democratic voters are black and they voted for the black guy-duh!
    I hope the black people in South Carolina votes for him because of his "policies" and not just because they are fooled and led to think that he is black because bro Barack Hussein is half white and half black he is not a 100% brother.

    Congrtualtions in advance to Senator Barack Hussein Obama for his racially charged win in South Carolina on Sat.

    PS I am a black man and I approve this posting.

    January 25, 2008 10:23 am at 10:23 am |
  3. maynard

    MAYBE IF HILLARY READ THESE BLOGS THE WOMAN OF MANY FACES MIGHT CHANGE HER TACITURN YOU EITHER LIKE OR HATE THE CLINTONS,

    I HATE THEM FOR WHAT THEY HAVE DONE TO THE USA AND MADE US A LAUGHING STOCK OF THE WORLD.

    WHO WILL BE PRISDENT IF THE WOMAN OF MANY FACES WINS.THE
    UNDESIRABLE ONE {HILLARY} OR THE MOUTH PIECE {BILL} THE
    BEDROOM BOY

    January 25, 2008 10:24 am at 10:24 am |
  4. Jeffim

    Donna, NJ!
    if you were intelligent enough, you would have read a large NEWSWEEK article that along with factcheck.org completely debunked the Peter Paul video. don't believe me? well google "newsweek peter paul false".
    sorry, but your story is so outdated. check for updates.
    we don't need repug cameos trying to feed us false stories. we can research and decide for ourselves.

    Madame President 08!

    January 25, 2008 11:20 am at 11:20 am |
  5. Stacey

    Seems to me that Obama throws a hissy fit each time Hillary moves up ahead !
    Why not have a female prez for once? She can handle the job amazingly !
    We need an FULLY EDUCATED FEMALE to get this world back, not to mention our country!
    Bush decides to FINALLY give us a rebate to up the republicans, where were you Mr. Bush all this time you were in office? Why all of a sudden, out of no where you decide to give us OUR money back? Is it because you want the people to say, Wow , the republicans gave us a great gift after all these years of stealing out of our pockets !
    Let a female in and put things back in order !

    HILLARY'S THE ONE !!

    January 25, 2008 11:26 am at 11:26 am |
  6. AJ - Montpelier

    GirlTalkInTexas: Wow – what an intelligent post. I can now understand why people from the south always seem so smart....

    Oh, just in case you dont get it that was what we up north call sarcasm!!
    What an ignorant post.

    January 25, 2008 11:37 am at 11:37 am |
  7. J. Dean, Juno Beach, FLORIDA

    HILLARY CLINTON'S BIGGEST LIABILITY IS BILL CLINTON. HILLARY IS A DEMOCRATIC CANDIDATE AND NOT BILL CLINTON. AS THE FORMER PRESIDENT, BILL CLINTON MUST PUT DEFINITE LIMITS ABOUT HIS COMMENTS ON B. OBAMA. OTHERWISE BILL CLINTON WILL LOOSE HIS RESPECT AND HILLARY WILL LOOSE OUR SUPPORT. YET HILLARY DID NOT, DID NOT, EARN OUR SUPPORT.
    IS THIS THE FUTURE REALITY THAT WE ARE GOING TO EXPERIENCE SHOULD HILLARY CLINTON IS ELECTED. WHO WILL GOVERN OUR COUNTRY, HILLARY OR BILLY ?
    BILL CLINTON MUST START SHOWING RESPECT TO US, THE PEOPLE OF AMERICA.

    January 25, 2008 11:55 am at 11:55 am |
  8. v.ananthan

    Go Hillary....

    January 25, 2008 11:57 am at 11:57 am |
  9. Khwaty

    Carol January 24, 2008 10:38 pm ET

    When Bill Clinton first ran for president he was young and fairly inexperienced, but America gave him a chance because he had the potential to be a good president and he was. America now has the same opportunity with Barack Obama. Hillary is not Bill
    =======

    Bill Clinton has EXPERIENCE in EXECUTIVE LEVEL when he run for President. He was governor of Arkansas, an executive position. Of Arkansas is not part of the US, Bill Clinton was President of the said state. State Senator work under governors, Obama was a state senator in Illinois.

    US Governors travel overseas and meet foreign government officials, part of their duties as governor of their state to promote their economy and invite foreign investors to creates jobs in their state.

    To say Bill Clinton was inexperience before running for President is totally FALSE.

    January 25, 2008 12:05 pm at 12:05 pm |
  10. jerohio

    I find it amazing that everyone seems to be anti Hillary. The new media, Democrats, not to speak of Republicans, and yet she is still leading and will probably win the big delegate states on super Tuesday. Either they know something that isn't being reported or it's just the old business of if it's a Clinton it can't be good. I also found it amazing that in both NH and NV where Bill was castigated for being a pit-bull against Obama Hillary still won. After all is said, Hillary will make a fantastic president. She's smarter than everyone she running against, both now and in the general election, and if she can stand up to the vicious lies that will be thrown at her, she'll succeed. She's been a marvelous senator when everyone thought she'd be a disaster. I hope the media keeps slamming her for it seems the more they do the better she does.

    January 25, 2008 12:31 pm at 12:31 pm |
  11. Bernice Cross

    I always thought I would vote for Hilliary, but the ugly side she has shown, along with her husband Bill, has turned me off. if she should win the nomination, i will be forced to change parties and vote republican.
    i hope it isn't too late for her to change.

    January 25, 2008 01:48 pm at 1:48 pm |
  12. Suzanne

    HILLARY CLINTON ALL THE WAY,,,AND YOU WOMEN IN SOUTH CAROLINA NEED TO VOTE FOR HILLARY...SHE DOES'NT NEED BILL... SHE CAN STAND ON HER OWN AND IF PEOPLE CAN'T SEE THAT YOU YOU MUST BE DEAF DUMB AND BLIND.....WE NEED CHANGE ALRIGHT AND PUTTING HILLARY IN OFFICE WILL BE THE FIRST MAJOR CHANGE...IT'S TIME FOR A WOMEN TO BE IN CHARGE ...THE REOUBLICAN PARTY IS AFRAID OF HILLARY BECAUSE THEY KNOW SHE CAN MOP THE FLOOR WITH THEM ALL...WE CANNOT LET THE REPUBLICAN'S BACK IN OFFICE GOD HELP US ALL IF THEY DO!!

    January 25, 2008 03:40 pm at 3:40 pm |
  13. Bambinoloco

    I agree to some of the comments here about CNN. I only trust CNN for two things: 1. Weather 2. Entertainment.

    It so unfair that Hillary is given a cold treament by CNN in terms of exposure. While Obama reigns supreme in CNN coverage, his appeal, however, to voters is losing fast.

    Obama's rhetorical skill is, without a doubt, brilliant. I love how he waxes the words of change, unity, and hope. My heart melts everytime. But his offer lies on nothing but a fairytale. Arrgh!!!

    Go, Hillary! Can't wait for Super Tuesday!!!

    January 25, 2008 04:06 pm at 4:06 pm |
  14. Walter

    I'll repeat my comment: Obama is getting a free ride from the media. Where are the questions about his international experience, his attitude as president toward Pakistan? What Senate committees has he served on? What are the advantages of his energy policy? And most import. . . WILL HE SUPPORT AND CAMPAIGN FOR THE NOMINEE OF THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY?

    January 25, 2008 05:32 pm at 5:32 pm |
  15. Mike K

    Obama will win 37% of the vote in South Calorina.Clinton 32%. Edward 15% . But Hillary will be nominee

    January 25, 2008 10:34 pm at 10:34 pm |
  16. jp/michigan

    Obama will win South Caroline because of all the whining and crying he has done. Only in the southern states will they except his sympathy card. He has nothing else to fall on. His legislative voting record isn't all that great, his platform is carbon copy of others in this presidential race, and he lack the experience to be President. If and I say if, he is nominated , the republican nominee will make mince meat out of him.

    January 26, 2008 10:56 am at 10:56 am |
  17. Lee, York Pa

    I don't understand the problem with President Clinton.... BILL that is not Hillary >
    If he's a constant issue for people than perhaps other spouses should stay off the trail.... just happens he is a former 2 term President....but also a spouse!
    Get a life people....
    HILLARY in 08

    January 26, 2008 01:01 pm at 1:01 pm |
  18. Alice in California

    I would like to remind voters to not ignore Hillary’s campaign in Michigan and Florida which had been stripped off delegate. What she did proves that she listens and respects people even though the people are in a disadvantage position.

    Obama only campaigns in the states that give him delegates. It strongly shows he only cares himself, not others, even though people are crying for attention. He cannot be the next president.

    January 30, 2008 09:29 am at 9:29 am |
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